While seven people were killed in Manipur, one each died in Bihar and West Bengal after suffering heart attacks following the earthquake that hit at around 4.30 am with its epicentre being at Kabui Kjulen, 10km from Noney sub-division of Manipur's Tamenglong district, officials said.


     
The epicentre of the quake was at a depth of 17km in Tamenglong district where many buildings collapsed or developed cracks. But no casaulties reported from Tamenglong.
    
"The epicentre was near the river Barak, so there was little damage. Though cracks have been reported from many houses, so far there has been no report of any casualty," Additional Deputy Commissioner Joseph Paulin told reporters.



Power supply to Imphal city was disrupted and some power installations have suffered damage, an official statement said after Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha held a meeting of National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) yesterday.
    
Army and Air Force have mounted relief operations and two teams of National Disaster Response Force were rushed to Imphal while one was being sent to Assam where at least 20 people were injured.

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